Effective March 15, 2020 the IUOE Local 793 Life and Health Benefit Plan Trustees established an emergency relief grant to assist eligible Plan Members and their families to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
The Trustees have received confirmation from the federal government that payments from the COVID-19 Local 793 Emergency Relief Grant Program will not reduce or eliminate your entitlement to the Canadian Emergency Relief Benefit (CERB) if your total income with the relief grant is less than $1,000 per month.
In order to qualify for the COVID 19 Local 793 Emergency Relief Grant benefit:
• Your employment must have been disrupted due to the COVID-19 crisis on or after March 15, 2020; and
• You must be eligible under the Active Life and Health Benefits Plan when your employment is disrupted; and
• You must have received payment from the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).
YOU MUST REAPPLY MONTHLY (EVERY 4 WEEKS) TO GET THE COVID-19 LOCAL 793 EMERGENCY RELIEF GRANT PAYMENT, WHICH COINCIDES WITH YOUR CERB MONTHLY (4 WEEKS) PAYMENT
The COVID-19 Local 793 Emergency Relief Grant provides a taxable payment of up to $1,000 per 4-week period ($250 per week) for up to 16 weeks. This Relief Grant payment is in addition to the gross benefits you receive from the CERB.
The COVID 19 Local 793 Emergency Relief Grant is effective retroactive to March 15, 2020.
To ensure prompt payment of your COVID-19 Local 793 Emergency Relief Grant, please complete this claim form in its entirety and provide the required documents:
• Proof you are in receipt of payment from the CERB program;
• Your banking information
The document providing evidence that you are in receipt of payment from the CERB program include a copy of CRA confirmation, CERB benefit cheque or CERB direct deposit confirmation.
FRAUDULENT claims are costly for all participants in a benefit plan and we will verify information to support your claim through requests for information and against employer remittances.
ANY Plan Member who intentionally provides false or misleading information in relation to this claim will be penalized.